Hello. I purchased S.u.S.E. Linux 5.2, because I have been told it is
the most user friendly Linux version of all. And it just arrived this
morning. However, right at the beginning of install, to my dismay, my
CD-ROM was not on the list of CD-ROMs to select! They only have three
EIDE selections, with the rest all SCSI. What happened to my "sbpcd"
option I expected? Of course, when I select any EIDE option, Linux
says it can't mount my CD-ROM.
I have test-installed both Slackware and Redhat, prior to
S.u.S.E....so I know very well that the "sbpcd" CD-ROM should be
recognizable. In fact, it is even listed as acceptable, in their own
S.u.S.E. manual! But nowhere is there an answer in the manual, as to
how to install, using the "sbpcd" option. (Likewise for their online
help docs at www.suse.com.)
Did someone make a mistake here, by neglecting to include "sbpcd" on
the selection list of CD-ROMs? I can't believe they did this! After
all, knowing for sure that my type of CD-ROM is definitely acceptable
in Linux...I never dreamed their "user-friendly" S.u.S.E. installation
would leave this out!
I am stuck without knowing what to do about this...and rather
disappointed. Is anyone familiar with installing S.u.S.E. 5.2 from
CD-ROM? Thanks in advance.
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